Lane of Things Final Project Gala

The Lane Tech Computer Science Department’s Innovation and Creation Lab students and Physical Computing Lab students have been working on a project in partnership with SAIC, the University of Chicago, and the Chicago Cubs. Yesterday, over 100 students, computer science teachers Dan Law, Amy Wozniak, Jeff Solin, and the rest of the Lane of Things team members from SAIC and the University of Chicago, went to Wrigley Field to deploy roughly 25 student-designed-and-built sensor and feedback devices (nodes). This morning, the Chicago Tribune published an article including videos and pictures covering the deployment.  The event was also covered on the NBC 5 Chicago news this morning. On May 30th, we will be having our gala celebration at Wrigley on the bleacher concourse including student tours of the node installations, and it is completely free and open to the public. We’d like to invite the entire Lane community to come celebrate with us! The event details are shown below along with an RSVP link to help with logistics. 
We hope that you will join the Lane Tech students at the Lane of Things Final Project Gala as they present their work and findings from the Lane of Things curriculum to the community.

Lane of Things (LofT), adapted from the concepts around the Array of Things sensor platform in Chicago, is an integrated curriculum that teaches students about embedded sensor technology, digital fabrication, measurement, design and problem solving, data analytics, teamwork, and in the process, acquire hands-on experience with the concept of “Internet of Things” (or “IoT”).

In LofT’s third year of implementation, the Chicago Cubs graciously enhanced this year’s projects by allowing Wrigley Field to be the location of measurement. Students in the Innovation and Creation Lab classes and Physical Computing Lab class at Lane Tech high school have been working on the LofT project all semester to develop sensor devices from concept, to prototype, to final design and finally to deployment in and around Wrigley Field. Measuring a variety of factors, including sound, environment, and fan sentiment.

Light snacks and beverages will be served.

This event is hosted by the University of Chicago, Lane Tech College Prep High School, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Cubs, and Motorola Solutions Foundation.

Enter at the Budweiser Bleacher Gate on Sheffield and Waveland. Bags will be subject for search upon entry.